Did Bob Foster Have Greater, One shot Power, Than Most Lightheavy s?

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  1. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I'd say a case could possibly be made for him, at lightheavy, having the hardest one shot Power.
    Moore of course, is also a Contender.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    I think, at his best weight, he’s a case for the hardest puncher there’s been. He absolutely brained people, he cracked multiple elite chins, he carried his power up - but does have few quality knockouts at hw. That does count against him. But he’s a freaky puncher. Weird, scary.
     
  3. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    On balance, I would go with him having truly destructive one punch knockout power, not up for debate, running him a close 2nd and by coincidence a left hook, is Charles KO of Satterfield, granted Bobs chin was not of the granite variety, but nonetheless a murderous fight ending punch from Charles, who vies with Foster as to who was the biggest puncher at 175.
    Nice thread Fergy.
    stay safe guys.
     
  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    He's right ups there .. Satterfield as well .. Perhaps Langford and Fitz one and two ...
     
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  5. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Spinks.

    Of course, Foster hit extremely hard, that's not even up for debate I think.

    His greatness is a different matter.
     
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  6. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Saw him in person...defending his title in West Springfield Mass. in 1969 against Andy Kendall....man he could hit. Watch his KO's of Dick Tiger from 1968..and Mike Quarry in 1972...."OUCH!"
     
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  7. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Foster is the hardest punching 175 we have plenty of film of IMO. Spinks is right up his clacker.
     
  8. FastLeft

    FastLeft Active Member Full Member

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    Archie Moore & Bob Foster
     
  9. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Do you know how the heavies perceived it? I haven’t heard Frazier or Ali compliment it, but I’m willing to bet they probably did.
     
  10. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    I personally believe that Archie Moore swats harder.
     
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  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    He did manage to wobble Ali, a little though.
     
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  12. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Lemme guess, left hook?
     
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  13. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    He did cut Ali. Which was a rareity.
     
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  14. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I read somewhere that he actually struggled to put the weight on to move up to heavy.
    And just his luck to rise, when Ali and Frazier were Knockin about.
     
  15. BEATDOWNZ

    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Which elite chins, and were those guys in their prime?